It all started when Kangana Ranaut appeared on Koffee With Karan season 5.
She accused Karan Johar of nepotism and called him a movie mafia. Karan Johar who kept quiet at the time finally broke his silence when he was present at the London School Of Economics, he said, “I appreciated she had great perspective and everyone lauded her because she came on my show and gave it off to Karan, according to what everyone said. I was gracious enough to keep everything. I cut none of it. I could have edited so much, it is my show. I said no, this is her opinion and let the world see it. I gave her the platform, I am done with Kangana playing the woman card, and the victim card. You cannot be this victim at every given point of time who has a story to tell about how you were terrorised bad world of the industry. Then leave it!”
Hitting back at Karan Johar, Kangana Ranaut without mincing her words talking to a tabloid said, she wasn’t playing the ‘victim card’ but a ‘badass’ one. She said: “I can’t speak for Karan Johar’s understanding of nepotism. If he thinks that it is restricted to nephews, daughters and cousins, I have nothing to say. But, to say that he chose not to give me work is to mock an artist. As importantly, his memory appears to be poor because we worked together in a movie (Ungli), which was produced by him. And quickly realised our sensibilities did not match.
I’m also at a loss to understand how he gave me a platform by inviting me to be on his show. (Johar had said that he gave Ranaut a platform to “give it off to Karan”.) I’ve been on several platforms before with several global icons. To say he helped me voice my opinions is to discredit me as an artist and a public personality. And, I think, it should be added here that I was invited to be a part of the show in its fifth season. (Johar’s talk show made its debut in 2004). His team requested my team for months for my dates.”
“I use every card possible. At the workplace, it’s the badass card to fight cutthroat competition. With my family and loved ones, it’s the love card. When fighting the world, it’s the dignity card, and for a seat on a bus, it’s the woman card. What is important to understand is that we are not fighting people, we are fighting a mentality. I am not fighting Karan Johar, I am fighting male chauvinism.”
Kangana has also fired at Karan regarding the later’s opinion of she should leave the industry. The fiery actress said, “The Indian film industry is not a small studio given to Karan by his father when he was in his early 20s. That is just a small molecule. The industry belongs to every Indian and is highly recommended for outsiders like me whose parents were too poor to give me a formal training. I learnt on the job and got paid for it, using the money to educate myself in New York. He is nobody to tell me to leave it. I’m definitely not going anywhere, Mr Johar.”
Shots fired! Over to you Mr Johar…Looks like, this duel is going to continue for a while.